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Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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Line Size: 8 Weight
Rod Length: 9 Foot
Weight: 4 1/16 Ounces
Handle: Full Wells
Sections: 4
Reel Seat: Uplocking
Action: Medium Fast
Rod Tube Length: 31.5 Inches

Once again Sage Fly Rods has set the standard with their Launch introductory fly rods. The Launch Fly Rod is a fine example of what can and should be done for the angler with a tight budget. These fly rods deliver flies with the precision expected from all Sage rods. They were designed using the techniques learned from the development of G-5 technology used in Sage's jewel, the Xi2, and are fishing rods first and casting rods second. They deliver high line speed and fly accuracy while transferring all the fish fighting feel to the angler.

Photo depicts rod and case. My rod cork is cleaner than one shown in photo. Rod is perfect. Casts great. Makes a great bass/salmon rod. I am upgrading to a 10' rod for easier casting from my pontoon. $150 shipped to your door.

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Posted on: 2010/8/20 20:23


Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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If you don't sell it, hang on to it for the october trip. Odds are someone will break a rod and buy it from you.

Posted on: 2010/8/22 19:01


Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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If you don't sell it, hang on to it for the october trip. Odds are you will break a rod.


FYP, QFT

Posted on: 2010/8/23 18:04


Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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Break a rod on a fish, loading the vehicle for the trip or fall on it while walking to a fishing spot?

poll, poll, poll !!!

Posted on: 2010/8/24 3:08


Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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Fall is most likely. Fish is most glamorous. Loading the vehicle is funniest.

I'll have to submit a fourth possibility. Who doesn't like to tinker with their fishing gear after a few brews on the eve of a big trip? Well, the place has a ceiling fan.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 9:36


Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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I've closed a few in the screen door, some in the car door and one in the trunk. Never got the ceiling fan....yet. Here's my favorite though. Buddy gets me a rod holder rack for x-mas. It hangs inside the car and holds the rods. Pretty standard. While placing rods into the rack for trips in the 2008 season... broke 3 rods. I hadn't broken a rod in 12-13 yrs prior to getting the rack that is to "protect" my gear. Haven't used it since the day I hiked up Penns. When I got to my pool I threaded the guides and pulled. Top 6" of rod folds over. I walk back to the car, get out the other rod, thread it in the lot (while #OOPS#ing up a storm). Pull line out guides and the top 6" of that rod slide down the fly line and hit my hand. Fished March Browns with a 7'6" 3wt that was laying on the floor of the car..... unbroken.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 9:47


Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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I broke one rod trying to save my fly caught up in a tree. Saved the fly but stepped on the rod! LOL Funny now was'nt then. That's when I found out how good Diamondbacks service and warranty was. Top notch! Fixed the rod and had it back in 8 days. They just charged me the shipping, fixed the rod for free! Wish they would reintroduce the "DiamondGlass" series of rods. I don't think that will happen since all the equipment was sold and their rods are made overseas now! But that is another subject.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 10:36
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Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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Broke a few. One was stepped on by a buddy and ended up breaking a few hours later as I was pulling out some line. This happened in the gorge on the Little J and my backup rod was a good half our hike out in 90+ degree heat. I broke that same rod again this year casting a size 2 weighted streamer. I lost half a rod when I flipped a pontoon and another broke when I shut the tip in the trunk of my car.

....so my vote goes for all three.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 11:58


Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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I dropped a tv on one, broke a 5wt while lifting a 3lb bass out of the lake, and tried reaching to clear ice off the tip top and snapped 3 inches off of it.... ohh so many ways to break a rod.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 14:49
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Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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I flipped a pontoon


what?

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I dropped a tv on one


what?

Posted on: 2010/8/24 17:12


Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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picked the wrong side of a bridge in some fast water only to realize there was a downed tree between two abutments. Tried to back out at the last second... didn't make it and got pushed up against one of the bridge abutments. Pontoon over...

Posted on: 2010/8/24 19:48


Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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Didn't think it was possible to flip one.

Posted on: 2010/8/25 9:25


Re: Sage Launch 9' 8wt - Salmon, Steel, Bass

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Rod is sold. Gotta get on St Croix to get me my new one!

Posted on: 2010/9/16 20:59






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